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Never criticize servants to their master. You will be cursed and suffer for it.
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Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou fall.
accuse not or hurt not with thy tongue
Proverbs 24:23 These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.
Deuteronomy 23:15 Thou shalt not deliver to his master the servant that is fled to thee.
1 Samuel 22:9,10 And Doeg, the Edomite, who stood by, and was the chief among the servants of Saul, answering, said: I saw the son of Isai, in Nobe, with Achimelech, the son of Achitob, the priest. . . .
1 Samuel 24:9 And said to Saul: Why dost thou hear the words of men that say: David seeketh thy hurt?
1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore hear, I pray thee, my lord the king, the words of thy servant: If the Lord stir thee up against me, let him accept of sacrifice: but if the sons of men, they are cursed in the sight of the Lord, who have cast me out this day, that I should not dwell in the inheritance of the Lord, saying: Go, serve strange gods.
1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him: Canst thou bring me to this company? and he said: Swear to me by God, that thou wilt not kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee to this company. And David swore to him.
2 Samuel 16:1-4 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold Siba the servant of Miphiboseth came to meet him with two asses, laden with two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs, and a vessel of wine. . . .
2 Samuel 19:26,27 And he answering, said: My lord, O king, my servant despised me: for I thy servant spoke to him to saddle me an ass, that I might get on and go with the king: for I thy servant am lame. . . .
Daniel 3:8 And presently at that very time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews,
Daniel 6:13,24 Then they answered, and said before the king: Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Juda, hath not regarded thy law, nor the decree that thou hast made: but three times a day he maketh his prayer. . . .
Romans 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own lord he standeth or falleth. And he shall stand: for God is able to make him stand.
Proverbs 11:26 Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that seeketh after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.
Proverbs 24:24 They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.
Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth to the poor shall not want: he that despiseth his entreaty, shall suffer indigence.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee.
2 Chronicles 24:22-24 And king Joas did not remember the kindness that Joiada his father had done to him, but killed his son. And when he died, he said: The Lord see, and require it. . . .
ContextThe Words of Agur
…9Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God. 10Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou fall.11There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.…
And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.
But do not apply thy heart to all words that are spoken: lest perhaps thou hear thy servant reviling thee.
Additional TranslationsDo not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will bear the guilt.Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.
Slander not a servant unto his master, Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
Deliver not a servant into the hands of his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be utterly destroyed.
Speak not too much about a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
Slander not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
"Don't slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
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